Winner of the John Clancy Electrical 550 was Dashing Impact and Brona and Cara Clancy presents the trophy to owner and trainer, Andrew Sinnott. Also included are Jimmy Maguire, Chairman Kilcohan Park Greyhound Stadium, Vincent Morris and Kieran Creane. Photo: Noel Browne.
Kilcohan Park – Friday June 3rd
Dominating this card was the final of the Jimmy Quilty Memorial A6/A7 Stake run in conjunction with the Track Supporters Club. Defying her 6/1 starting price the Raymond O Sullivan and Bill Marlin owned Tycoon Dixie ran the race of her life to take the €1,000 first prize in a career best 29.07. Yacht Master looked a real danger throughout but sticking to the task in hand ‘Tycoon’ was not for catching obliging by two and a half lengths.
Earlier in the night the same connections racked up another winner in race three with Golden Rebel 5/4 scoring in 28.89. Driving up the inside of Genuine Mojo at the third bend ‘Golden’ drew well clear in the home stretch hitting the line with seven lengths to spare over ‘Genuine’.
Race 1, A8/A9 525: Track newcomer Euphemus 3/1 made short work of the opposition leading all the way in 29.45. In a one sided affair Euphemus basically won unchallenged by eight and a half lengths from a running on Harry Lad.
Race 2, A7 525: Jigsaw 5/2 led throughout to score in 29.42. Redrock Blaze looked a big danger in the home stretch but digging deep when it mattered most Jigsaw kept on well to defeat ‘Redrock’ by a neck.
Race 3, A5 525: See introduction.
Race 4, A5 525: Making sound use of his early pace Rathin Sailor 6/4 led everywhere in 28.99. Dictating matters from the outset ‘Rathin’ was always going to win eventually accounting for Monamintra Jodie by two and a half lengths.
Race 5, A6 525: In the first semi-final of an A6 Bitch Stake Market Glory the 4/6 hot pot looked home and hosed but disaster struck in the home stretch when she lost her action. Bing Lulu 2/1 took advantage of the situation to come through for a two lengths defeat of the favourite in 29.84.
Race 6, A6 525: In the second qualifier Sophies Sizzler went somewhat faster this 4/1 shot scoring in 29.48. Owned by Diarmuid Roche and trained by Frank Cullen ‘Sophies’ grabbed a second bend lead from Leaders Snapper. Despite being placed under pressure in the final quarter of this race by Elsie Come Home ‘Sophies’ did well to triumph by a short head.
Race 7, A6/A7 525: See introduction.
Race 8, A4 525: Tracking cleverly at the first turn Countrys Call 5/2 sailed into the lead from Suirview Betty. This order of running never altered thereafter with ‘Countrys’ going on to defeat ‘Suirview’ by six and a half lengths in a best of night time of 28.85.
Going rating. Standard.